Definition of tupik in English:

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tupik

Pronunciation: /ˈtuːpɪk/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

A hut or tent made of animal skins used by Inuits in the Canadian Arctic as a summer dwelling.
Example sentences
  • When partly buried in the snow and covered with the summer sealskin tupik it is really comfortable.

Origin

From Inuit tupiq.

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